Tourist Attractions in RajahmundryRajahmundry the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh has a number of tourist attractions that draw hundreds of tourists every year. From temples to dams to bridges to musuems - Rajahmundry has a variety of tourist places to attract all kinds of tourists every year.
Tourist Places in Rajahmundry
Markandeya TempleThe famous lord Shiva temple Markandeya Temple is located in the town of Rajahmundry. The temple was a mosque in ancient times later it was declared as Shiva temple by Indian Archeological survey. It was reconstructed in 1818 by Gundu Sobhanadriswara Rao. The reconstruction of temple was done with addition of a gate at Gunduvari Street.
Gundu Sobhanadriswara Rao resided on this street. The story behind the temple is that of Muni Mrukhanada who prayed to Lord Shiva for a child here and Lord Shiva appeared and granted her the wish with an option of choosing between a child with life of 11years and husband. Muni Mrukhanada chose the child who lived happily praying to lord Shiva for 11years. Later the death god came to take his life but was granted long life by Lord Shiva.
Kotilingeshwara Temple in RajahmundryThe Kotilingeshwara temple belongs to 10th century has several religious bathing ghats. The Lord Shiva temple is visited by many pilgrims who take a holy dip in the ghats.
The story behind the temple narrated is that of a sage named Gautama who was cursed by Lord Indra and placed the Shivlingam and prayed day and night to get rid off from the curse. The saint anointed the Shiva lingam with waters of 10 million rivers. The famous Kotilingeswara Temple celebrates Maha Shivratri with lot of enthusiasm.
Godavari River in RajahmundryRajahmundry is famous for the Godavari River that flows at a distance of 1,465 kilometres. The Godhavari River is the second longest river in India. Rajahmundry is situated on the banks of Godavari River. The river is the widest at this point with its width of over 5 kilometres.
The mighty river attracts many tourists and pilgrims. The two banks of the Godhavari River are connected with three bridges and the banks of the river has several bathing ghats and parks. The holy river of Hindus is visited by the Hindu religion believers at least once in lifetime to get rid of curse of their sins.
Papi Kondalu in RajahmundryThe hill station of Andhra Pradesh, Papi Kondalu is the most attractive tourist spot is the confluence point of Sabari and Godavari River. The hill has rich collection of flora and fauna which makes the nature tour relaxing and energetic. The natural beauty of the place is compared with the natural beauty of Kashmir.
The tribal area of jungle has famous Lord Rama temple. The story as narrated by the localities is that Lord Rama took yoga Samadhi while he was spending the days in Dandakaranya. The tribal area has the idol of Lord Shiva under the serpent shade which was installed in Munivaatam. The place is visited by pilgrims as a place where they can get rid of the curse of their sins.
Pattiseema in RajahmundryThe place is at a distance of 40 kms from Rajahmundry. Sri Veerabhadra Temple is very famous of this place. The temple is situated on a hill in the middle of river Godavari. The main deities placed in the temple are Lord Shiva and Sri Veerabhadra. The place is believed to be one of the Panchkasi Kshetrams of Shaivites.
The temple has beautiful carved images of dancing people on the wall. On the wall of the temple one may find life-size sculpture of Goddess Bhadrakali loaded with ornaments and is holding a sword. The temple of Lord Shiva is incomplete without Nandi. It has a beautiful Nandi Vigraha. Pattiseema also has a temple dedicated to Sri Bhavanarayalla Swamy .
Godavari Pushkarams in RajahmundryGodhavari Pushkaram is a Hindu festival celebrated near Godhavari River in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. The Hindu religion believers take a dip in the holy river Godhavari. There are many stories behind the pushkaram existence.
One of the stories from the past says that to get rid of curse Lord Indra prayed Lord Brahma for a tank of water where he can wash all his sins. The wish was granted and the Pushkarma came into existence.
Aryabhata Science & Technology Society in RajahmundryAryabhata Science and Technology Society is a museum and knowledge centre. It is located near NH – 5. The museum was established in the year 2005. The museum development and maintenance is supported by Central and State Ministers, Members of Parliament and Assembly. The financial support for the museum was given by O.N.G.C., Rajahmundry.
The gallery of the museum displays the items brought from China,and Italy. The area covered by the museum is 265 Sq yards which is of 3 floors. The various exhibits kept in the museuminclude objects related to like physics, geology, ancient monuments, snakes and reptiles. Other historic items includes old models of War ship, Submarine, Helicopter etc.
Sri Gowtami Grandhalayam in RajahmundryThe Gowtami Grandhalayam is a library. In later years many small libraries came and merged in to this big library. The library was named in 1898 and it was registered in 1920.
Rallabandi Subbarao Museum in RajahmundryThe museum is situated on the bank of the river Godavari in Rajahmundry. The city is listed as the fifth largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The cultural city of Rajahmundry has preserved its valued cultural items at Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum. The museum was established in 1967. The items displayed in the museum include sculptures, potteries, coins, inscriptions, palm leaf manuscripts, and many more.
Timings: 10:30am to 5pm
Closed On: Friday and the state Government holidays.
Chitrangi Bhavan in RajahmundryThe palace of Raja Raja Narendra’s wife “Chitrangini” is situated on the bank of Godavari River. The story behind the marriage of Raja Raja Narendra with Chitrangi is that she was originally his son Sarangadhar’s bride. Chitrangini was in deep love with Sarangadhara and not able to overcome the same. Chitrangi planned to meet him in absence of the King at her palace.
The prince did not showed any interest in her and rejected her. Chitrangini took revenge by blaming him for molesting her in front of the king. The King punished the prince for molesting the queen by making the prince’s hands and feet serve.
Rajahmundry Tour PackagesRajamahendri Dharshan (CITY TOUR )
Departure: 7.00 AM
Arrival on same day: 08:00PM
Starting Point: Maruthi Mini Tours & Travels, Beside Sankhar Matt, Godavari Bund Road, Rajahmundry
Places Covered: Pushkar Ghat, Kotilingeswara ghat, Ramakrishna Mission, Christ worship centre, Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery, Science fair, Kandukuri Veeresalingam’s House, Rallabandi Subba Rao historical monuments, Royal mask, Dowlaiswaram Barriage, Kadiam Flower Nurseries, Gowthami ghat
Inclusions: To and fro Road Transportation, Breakfast, Veg. Lunch, etc